UNDEROATH ANNOUNCES REUNION; CONFIRM SELF HELP FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE ON MARCH 19
Photo credit: Nathan Walker; Top row left to right: Grant Brandell, Chris Dudley and Aaron Gillespie; Bottom row left to right: Tim McTague, Spencer Chamberlain and James Smith
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 17, 2015 – Underoath, the Grammy-nominated, Tampa-based sextet who released their final album, Ø (Disambiguation), in 2010, has reunited for the 2016 Self Help Music Festival.
The reunited line-up is Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague.
Gillespie, who parted ways with the band in 2009, talks about his decision to re-join his former band mates for the outing: “This will be fun, just pure fun. So excited to get real closure and give all the peeps the best night ever with my five oldest buddies.”
“I think after the storm settled, we immediately started being friends again. I’m not sure if the ‘stars aligned’ or what,” added Chamberlain. “All of our schedules lined up to where we could do this show. I couldn’t be more stoked!”
Underoath announced a farewell tour in late 2012 as well as a career-spanning album,Anthology: 1999-2013. The band played their final show on Jan. 26, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Fla. with Gillespie joining his former band mates for two songs.
Underoath released five studio albums during their decade plus career, including two gold records: They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line. Define The Great Line debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart and earned the outfit a Grammy nomination for their “Writing On The Walls” video.
The 2016 Self Help Music Festival takes place on March 19 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. Tickets are available now. For more information, visitwww.selfhelpfest.com.